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JQ Strategies and Services
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
Verified review

I hired Jane as a Life Coach because I am going through a life transition and seeking a new path that reflects the growth I have managed over the last several. I spent many years in an emotionally abusive marriage where my feelings were dismissed, my dreams squelched and my intellect ridiculed. As a single parent in the ten years between now and then, I had little time to pursue dreams or new careers, but I was away from the bullying and able to finally begin to blossom and to value myself. Now my children are grown and I'm ready to take the next step, but I realized that I could not do it alone. The conditioning was still too strong. I wanted someone to help, to bounce things off of, to give me perspective and to keep me from falling into ambivalence and indecision in the face of that inner critic. Jane has been that person. She has a wonderful combination of kindness and straightforwardness. She spent our first session just listening, giving her full attention to where I had been and where I was at. The validation of that alone, was worth gold to me. She has the ability to listen in a way that is deep and that helps you hear yourself, and trust yourself. We are still working towards my goals, which she is helping me identify and stay true to. The more I work with her the more solid and confident I become in my dreams and the quieter that echo of the bully becomes. I highly recommend Jane for anybody who is in a transition period of their life--especially if you have been the victim of abuse--and is looking for someone who can provide support, structure and firm but gentle guidance. She never, never tells you what to believe or who you are or what you want. She helps you find your own way there.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Deb is an exceptional career coach (and exceptional human being). When I was out of work and professionally disoriented, Deb came to the rescue. By engaging me in thoughtful discussion of my core values, skills and experience, she guided me to reformulate my personal narrative and helped me articulate my professional goals. In supporting me in the development and implementation of customized job-search strategies, I found the confidence and determination to find the job I truly wanted. She was the mirror I needed to discover who I wanted to become. I could not recommend her more highly.

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Merlin Coaching
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
Verified review

I want to give Jim McCoy TEN stars for the work we've done together -- and I do mean together. I have worked hard for what Jim calls "confidence through clarity." What does that mean? I asked Jim to work with me on weight issues. Over the course of several months, he helped me clarify my thinking about my weight and put it into the context of my life. I began to focus on what would make me happy in my life, and the weight became a secondary (yet still paramount) issue that began to come clear and take care of itself as I put together a game plan for my overall happiness, I didn't understand what a life coach DID until I began to work with Jim. Through our weekly telephone talks (we don't live in the same city), he helped me create a long-term, sustainable lifestyle plan that includes eating and moving -- and many other things necessary to my overall happiness. I am optimizing my strengths, tweaking my plan as I learn more about what I need and want, finding best strategies to support my lifestyle changes, and becoming more and more self-aware of how I sabotaged myself in the past, and how I can optimize my life today. I look better, I feel better, and I'm taking better care of myself. My clothes fit! Thank you, Jim. Thank you for believing in me and helping me learn to believe in myself.

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JQ Strategies & Services LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliane W.
Verified review

I was initially nervous to meet with a life coach, however, after meeting with Jane I realized it was the best decision I have made for myself in a long time. She creates a plan to help address your personal and professional goals and genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recomend booking an appointment with Jane for career goals, life coaching skills, or any additional professional aspirations.

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Empower Management Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian D.
Verified review

Marc Todd Harris is a "Great Coach"! I've known Marc for over 10 years and he has Guided and Mentored me in many areas of my Life. He can be very Intense at times but that's only because he is very Passionate and Believes there is Potential for Greatness in Everyone and he wants to bring it out. One thing is for-sure if you allow him to be your Coach you will Definitely Achieve your Goals. Remember that the process is what counts & that is what will transform you into the Person you want to be. No matter how Tough things get Don't Give Up! For better days are ahead if you stay the course. I would Definitely Recommend Marc Harris as a Life Coach to Everyone I know.

Evolution fitness training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Milagros L.
Verified review

Highly energetic and enthusiastic coach! Truly passionate about what he does :-) Great correction tips and is constantly motivating you to do better <3

  • 37 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jared T.
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Rob's energy and passion for what he does are clear right away. He always has a positive outlook and will help you find the silver lining in every situation. When I first spoke with him, I was having some trouble being underappreciated at work. Rob offered sound advice and was always there for me when I needed him. Highly recommend Rob as a life and business coach, motivational speaker and all of the above!

TriWellness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
Verified review

I had interviewed two other fitness coaches before Gena and what I loved about Gena from the start was her willingness to listen and customize a plan based on my personal needs, circumstances and abilities. She coaches, encourages, checks in and keeps the experience positive providing the little extra push needed to stay focused on fitness goals that can easily be compromised with a busy to-do list.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heather P.
Verified review

Lee is a very caring and hardworking coach. She’s made a substantial contribution to my life.

Athena Desai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Athena has a rare gift to see a person for their true self. Her compassion, her commitment to others and her vulnerability to continue her own growth make her a genuine and gifted coach to others. She is a true blessing!

Ruby Slippers Management
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Crystal is my friend. We have been friends for about 5 years. In that five years, she has drastically changed the quality of my life. Neither of us realized it, it just happened. When we met, I worked part time at a retail job that I didn't want to go to anymore. I lived with my grandmother at 28 years old and I drove a 1998 Buick that was in pretty rough shape. Today, I have a successful career doing something that I love to do. I drive a new Jeep which is what I have always wanted and I live with my girlfriend. I am very happy with my life and I know that if I had never met Crystal, it's not very likely that I would be where I am today.

Jen Karofsky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Mark P.
Verified review

Jen has an intuitive gift and passion for helping people get unstuck and discover their ideal path in life. Her genuine, caring personality reveals her nurturing spirit which enables her to listen deeply and relate to her clients' needs, while simultaneously she possesses a sharp mind that is bursting with creative ideas and solutions to challenges. She's a fantastic coach. Mark Penta www.markpenta.com

Shelden Life Coaching
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Kim A.
    Verified review

    Alexa helped me to start working again. I hadn't worked in my many years, and she helped me understand what I truly valued and how I could transform that into a job. Alexa helped me gain clarity about my needs so that I can be happy and fulfilled in my job. Alexa worked not only on career development with me but also self-development/self-esteem. I highly recommend her!

    Caitlin Green Coaching
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tugba B.
    Verified review

    I have met Caitlin in a very stressful process in my career and personal life. It was a great decision to work with her; she helped me incredibly in decreasing my self-criticism and made me a better person. Thanks for being such a compassionate and dedicated coach and a wonderful person, Caitlin!

    Mind Health Coach
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Nina P.
    Verified review

    I was really going through a lot of changes and needed to work on a positive outlook in order to transform and grow. Leah Marie helped me work through all of the challenges I was facing while keeping a healthy perspective and placing boundaries where needed. I now have a better plan than I could have ever imagined thanks to the Life Coaching sessions with Leah!

    Creativelife Coaching
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Colin M.
    Verified review

    Dave is a great coach. He will challenge you to work outside of your comfort zone while offering an objective opinion and continuing support. Highly recommend him!

    Joseph Z.
    Verified review

    I was ready to honestly look at/into myself. I knew I had something(s) blocking my full potential. I was determined to untangle all the experiences and complications and learned emotional reactions that were limiting and in some ways paralyzing me. I wanted to be the best me possible. If you are ready to live in truth, Judy Silvan is the perfect guide for that expedition into yourself. -Joseph, 11/15/2015.

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    Be your own hero. Hero (noun) is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. "You're my hero -- me to everyone, all the time!" I'm so fortunate to spend my time surrounded by amazing humans. I'm in awe of their strength, their courage, and their awesomeness. Even when I'm not with them, I turn on the TV, scroll through Twitter or walk down the street and suddenly, I'm in awe of complete strangers (and animals with social media accounts). Seriously, humans (and Internet quadrupeds) are so cool! We live in a world chock full of heroes -- living beings that inspire us, and that we believe are worthy of our respect and total admiration, but, here's the thing. This constant focus on the heroism of others distracts us from our inner hero -- our strength, our courage, and our awesomeness. I mean, look at that cool thing that guy did! How dare we think we can do that? How dare we admit to ourselves that we are worthy of a hero status? Look at all this proof we've collected to explain why we're not cool/smart/rich/creative enough to do the things we want to do and be the people we want to be. Why should we even bother? We're not as cool as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and we never will be! Wah! Lies. The truth is this: We're all heroes to someone, and we really need to start being heroes to ourselves. Let's all put on our big-girl/-boy pants, tie our capes, and soar.

    About

    Our company Total Life Changes is all about changing our customers' lives, both healthwise and financially. I guarantee you this is one decision you will never regret. Contact me for more information.

    About

    I am a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, nutrition advisor, competition prep coach, powerlifting advisor, bodybuilding advisor, general health advisor, and life coach.

    About

    We offer resume/interview prep for entry level to experienced individuals in Boston, MA. Are you an entry level to experienced sales/marketing professional on the job hunt? With unemployment at 6.4% in Massachusetts alone, job seekers are looking for any advantage to stay competitive. If you want to get ahead of the competition in a flooded marketplace, you need an edge. "Get the edge" with customized, full-service career consulting for sales/marketing professionals. Mission: We provide you with personalized, customized, professional career services that elevate your job search resources and enable you to move forward confidently in your career pursuits. Advantages include the following: * customized * affordable * local * 17 years' sales/marketing experience * expertise in resume/cover letter/thank-you letter writing, interview prep/follow-up, LinkedIn, social media use in job hunt, and qualifying job opportunities. How does it work? We offer an initial, free, one-hour-long, face-to-face consultation to determine your needs and examine next steps. This includes an in-depth discussion on your background, education, interests, accomplishments, goals, hobbies, family, motivations, passions, etc. This is a collaborative endeavor, and we will be working closely together throughout the entire process. Your resume is not just a static documentation of your achievements; it is also a representation of what you, as a person, will bring to a role, a team and a company. Once needs are identified you will provide me with the necessary documents, information and identified jobs/job types you want to apply to. This includes resume copies, cover-letter copies, thank-you letters, job descriptions, accomplishment names/dates, education information, club/association memberships (titles/ dates), etc. What are your options? * Experienced sales/marketing professionals (over 3 years): The hourly rate is $50.00. * Entry level sales/marketing professionals (0-1 year): The hourly rate is $25.00. Your options are as follows: All clients receive "Get.The.Edge. Welcome Packet", which includes the following: * Welcome letter * Explanation of services * Copy of the signed contract * List of helpful job search websites * List of helpful job search apps * List of helpful job search tools (ex. JibberJobber) * List of specific job search terms * List of helpful job search-/employment-related blogs * List of helpful sales/marketing websites, apps, and blogs * List of helpful books related to job searching and sales/marketing * Membership and log-in information for the "Get the Edge Community" * 30-/60-/90-Day job search tips * "Pre-interview Preparation" packet (if applicable) * Contact information * Meeting schedule [dates/times/location(s)] Services include the following: * Individual resume review/write-up * Individual cover-letter review/write-up * Individual thank-you letter review/write-up * LinkedIn profile creation/review and revision * Interview preparation (face-to-face role play) * Post-interview follow-up consultation * 10 qualified job opportunities Qualified refers to job posting opportunities that fit your background, skills, experience, education and goals to aid in the application process. What do you get? Depending on the services you choose, you get the following: 1) Document review/write-up that includes the following: * Digital copies of your new resume(s), cover letter(s), and thank-you letter(s). Resume(s) are given in Microsoft Office-compatible (ex. Word and PDF), ASCII (plain text) and Mac-compatible formats. * Digital list of 10 job opportunities, with description and links -- Digital information is given on one thumb drive. Interview preparation includes the following: * Pre-interview "Interview Preparation Packet" * 1- to 2-Hour face-to-face role-play meeting, to review questions and answers, as well as situation preparation * Post-interview follow-up involves a 30-minute touch-point phone call LinkedIn profile service includes the following: * 2-Hour collaborative meeting to gather information and review current profile and profile picture, update the profile and review how to best leverage LinkedIn in branding yourself. Career package is at $300.00 and includes the following: 1) Digital copies on one thumb drive * One resume review/write-up * One cover letter review/write-up * One thank-you letter review/write-up * 10 qualified job opportunities Qualified refers to job posting opportunities that fit your background, skills, experience, education and goals to aid in the application process. * "Interview Preparation Packet" * Two-Hour interview preparation session * Post-interview follow-up involves a 15-minute touch-point phone call * One-Hour collaborative meeting to gather information and review current profile and profile picture, update the profile and review how to best leverage LinkedIn in branding yourself.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a career coach?

    If you’re interested in furthering your career and want expert help, a career coach is a smart solution. A career coach is a professional you hire to guide you during a job search or a career transition, or to help you improve and advance in your current position. A career coach analyzes your work situation and learns what your professional goals are. They then create a strategy to help you achieve your targets. Throughout the process they should provide objective feedback and guide you in approaching the process strategically. Here are some of the tools and tasks a career coach may assist you with:

    • Helping you build a strong resume that reflects your work history, potential, and skills
    • Coaching for interviews and strategies for solid answers built around your resume and the target job
    • Defining your career goals
    • Creating a plan for job searching
    • Improving networking strategies and skills
    • Developing strategies for negotiating raises or promotions
    • Assessing why you’re not getting where you want to go
    • Identifying new positions or career opportunities that fit your skills

    Why is career counseling important?

    Career counseling can help you discover your career path, help you overcome challenges preventing you from finding happiness in your job, or help you learn more about career opportunities that are available to you. Career counselors are typically counselors who specialize in helping guide people into their best career choices. As professionals, they have typically completed a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career counseling and bring a nuanced understanding of the emotional blocks that prevent someone from doing what they love or getting ahead in their current position. Here are some of the ways that career counseling can help:

    • Identify your skills and talents and how they correlate to different career paths
    • Educate you about the educational requirements for launching in various careers and what earnings can look like
    • Help you understand the kind of environment you want to work in, and which careers are best suited for that
    • See opportunities to transfer your existing skill set to other career areas
    • Help you identify causes of tension or unhappiness in your current career and how to overcome those difficulties
    • Help you create a game plan for moving forward
    • Provide a safe space for you to understand your feelings about career choices you’re making

    What is a career counselor?

    If you’re feeling lost in your career path, overwhelmed, in need of a job but confused as where to start, or ready for change but uncertain what you want, a career counselor is a good choice for you. A career counselor is typically a licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree in counseling — likely with an emphasis on career counseling. Each state has different licensing requirements for career counselors, so be sure to research before reaching out to a pro.

    Due to their academic backgrounds, career counselors often have a more holistic and in-depth approach than a career coach. Career coaches are not regulated by states and also tend to be more business-focused — a good fit for those who know what they want but need help achieving it. On the other hand, a career counselor provides guidance and clarity around some of the more emotional aspects that job hunting and career movement entail. Career counselors meet with you in a series of one-on-one sessions. They assess your personality and learn what drives you. They get a detailed understanding of your work history and your hopes, and often work to help you discover any internal blocks preventing you from going where you want to go. Hiring a career counselor is appropriate at any time in your career, from recent graduate to executive-level management.

    How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

    When it’s time to take your career to the next level, it’s time to hire a career coach. The cost to have a career coach help you with your professional journey will vary based on how many sessions you require, the level of coaching you desire, and the rates of the coach as determined by their experience, expertise, education and training. On average, career coaching sessions can range from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the professional and what your needs are. Career coaches in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living will also typically have lower rates than those residing in large metro areas like New York, although most do offer remote coaching. Many coaches also offer a free introductory consultation, which gives you the opportunity to determine if their personality and coaching style are the right fit. It’s helpful to ask the coach about their relevant experience and get references from former clients. Depending on the professional, session rates could range anywhere from under $60 to well over $250 per session. Package discounts are a good way to commit to the relationship as well as get savings on services.

    How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

    A career coach provides one-on-one sessions to help you reach your career goals or overcome any challenges you’re having in your career path. The cost to have career coaching can vary based on factors such as the number of sessions you purchase at one time and the experience and rates of your counselor. Career counselors are typically professionals who have earned at least a master’s degree in their field. Based on their academic background, supplemental certifications they have received, and any postdoctoral work they have done, their rates may vary. Typically career counselors offer reduced rates when you sign on for their services on an ongoing basis. A typical price range for career counseling services (nationally) could be $75-$150 per session. Remember to always ask if the career counselor offers a complimentary introductory session. You want to make sure the relationship will be the right personality and counseling style fit to help launch your confidence and upcoming career changes.

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